31 days in Madagascar Itinerary

31 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
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Nosy Iranja
— 3 nights
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Antananarivo
— 5 nights
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
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Ambalavao
— 3 nights
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Isalo
— 2 nights
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Morondava
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be

— 5 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and meet the residents at Lemuria Land.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be day trip planning site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Nosy Be is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Nosy Be. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tallinn in August, with highs in Nosy Be at 35°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 4 nights
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Step out of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with an excursion to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, trek along Les Trois Baies, explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, and get outside with Mer D'Emeraude.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner.

Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Nosy Iranja

— 3 nights
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Nosy Iranja is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Zebubianco Tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Iranja trip itinerary app.

Fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Iranja in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Antananarivo

— 5 nights
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Antananarivo is known for historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Lemurs' Park, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croc Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Antananarivo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nosy Iranja in August, expect Antananarivo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Andasibe

— 3 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe is known for parks and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Andasibe day trip planner.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Fianarantsoa

— 2 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany and then get a taste of the local shopping with Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa online vacation planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Ambalavao

— 3 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's lots more to do: stroll through Anja Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Il trekking del Camaleonte.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isalo.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
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Isalo

— 2 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Tsiribihina River.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isalo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Isalo takes 9 hours. You will leave for Morondava on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Isalo

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Morondava

— 2 nights
Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs and then see some colorful creatures with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Morondava trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Isalo to Morondava in 4.5 hours. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.